Directed by and starring Mel Gibson, Braveheart is a spirited Oscar winning epic that is as emotionally raw as it is bloody.
Braveheart follows the adventures of the thirteenth century freedom fighter William Wallace who led an uprising that united Scottish rebels in a battle to topple Edward the Longshanks, a brutal English ruler who wanted the throne of Scotland for himself.
Despite Longshanks threatening the freedom of the Scottish people, Wallace is not initially interested and is content with his simple life, however, when he loses the woman he loves at the[show more] hands of the English soldiers, he vows to free Scotland once and for all. With a little help from Robert the Bruce, Wallace bravely defends his people, attacks the English and thus creates a legend which is passed down through the ages.
Although it's a massive vanity piece, Braveheart is a fiercely patriotic war movie, with awe inspiring battle scenes and strong performances that will keep you gripped throughout.